Stories by Rob Gillies

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

BlackBerry posts third-quarter loss of $4.4 billion

New Chairman and Chief Executive John Chen said on a conference call with analysts that BlackBerry "has a really good shot" of turning a profit in 2016.
By Rob Gillies

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

New BlackBerry chairman wants focus on software and services

BlackBerry's new chairman and interim chief executive says he wants to emphasize software and services - not devices. That could mean the company might ultimately get out of the business of ...
By Rob Gillies

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

BlackBerry founders looking at buying company

TORONTO - BlackBerry founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are weighing taking over the distressed smartphone company as it searches for a savior.
By Rob Gillies

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

Fairfax to buy BlackBerry for $4.7 billion

TORONTO - BlackBerry's largest shareholder has reached a tentative agreement to pay $4.7 billion for the troubled smartphone maker, even as many investors fret about its potential demise.
By Rob Gillies

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

BlackBerry will lay off 40 percent of workforce

TORONTO - BlackBerry said Friday that it will lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of its global workforce, as it tries to slash costs by 50 percent and shift its focus back to competing mainly ...
By Rob Gillies

Monday, Aug 12, 2013

Blackberry to explore sale

BlackBerry will consider selling itself after the long-awaited debut of its new phones failed to turn around the struggling smartphone maker.
By Rob Gillies

Saturday, June 29, 2013

RIM posts larger-than-expected loss

TORONTO - Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion plunged nearly 30 percent Friday after the company posted a loss and warned of future losses despite releasing its make-or-break new ...
By Rob Gillies

Thursday, March 28, 2013

BlackBerry's earnings rise

TORONTO - BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion Ltd., surprised Wall Street on Thursday by returning to profitability and shipping more BlackBerry 10 phones than expected in the most ...
By Rob Gillies

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012

Embattled co-CEOs give up posts at BlackBerry maker

TORONTO - BlackBerry maker Research in Motion's co-CEOs, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, announced Sunday they are stepping down from the once-iconic company that has struggled to compete in ...
By Rob Gillies

Monday, Oct. 17, 2011

Free BlackBerry apps aimed at easing outage anger

Research In Motion tried to soothe tens of millions of frustrated customers by offering more than $100 worth of free software to each one and giving some a month of technical support.
By Rob Gillies

Sunday, Aug 31, 2008

Environmentalists dread impact of Canadian sites

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta --- The largest dump truck in the world is parked under a massive mechanical shovel waiting to transport 400 tons of oily sand at an open-pit mine in the northern reaches ...
By Rob Gillies
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